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Monday, 19 August 2019 at 8.15pm
Billy Wilder
  • Drama, Romance
  • 1963
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 147 mins.
 
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One of director Billy Wilder’s biggest box office hits, the spectacular Irma La Douce — adapted from the 1956 musical for the French theatre — reunites Wilder with his Apartment stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, providing the latter with one of her most fondly remembered early roles. MacLaine is Irma, a popular Parisian prostitute whose new pimp, Nestor (Lemmon) is an unlikely procurer: Nestor is a former honest cop who has just been just fired and framed by his boss. However, Nestor’s love for Irma is making his newfound vocation impossible, so he poses as a phoney British lord who insists on being Irma’s one and only “client.” …further comedic complications ensue!

 

Director:

 
Billy Wilder

Cinematographer:

 
Joseph Lashelle

Screenplay:

 
Alexandre Breffort (Play).. Billy Wilder & and I.A.L. Diamond

Cast:

 
Jack Lemmon Shirley MacLaine Lou Jacobi Bruce Yarnell

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